§55-12A-1. Legislative intent.
It is the intent of the Legislature, in empowering the circuit
courts of the state, as provided by this article, to facilitate
development of coal, oil, gas, and other minerals, as part of the
public policy of the state, by removing certain barriers to such
development caused by interests in minerals owned by unknown or
missing owners or by abandoning owners.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session